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Report: Greg Schiano finalizing a deal to become Tennessee’s next head coach

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Tennessee appears to have their man, per Dan Wolken of USA today. It’s Greg Schiano.

Schiano is the current defensive coordinator at Ohio State. He brought Rutgers to prominence in the mid 2000s, before taking the Tampa Bay Buccaneers job. Schiano went 68-67 during his time at Rutgers. He went 7-9 and 4-12 in just two seasons in Tampa Bay.

Schiano served as the defensive coordinator at Miami in 1999 before landing at Rutgers. To his credit, Schiano built a winning program at Rutgers. However, questions will be asked about his involvement with the Penn State scandal.

Wolken reported that the Tennessee search had moved on and focused on Schiano this morning.

Brice calls this a worst case scenario...

UPDATE: Thamel says that Currie is in Columbus to finalize the deal.

UPDATE: Talks have stalled, per John Brice.

UPDATE: Greg Schiano will NOT be Tennessee’s next head coach, per rivals.